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Finger Cut Comes In Contact With Vaginal Fluid

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...any question, latex gloves or finger cots should be used. It is not (if one wants to be as safe as possible) advisable to ejaculate on someone else's penis or labia, nor to touch the genitals with someone else's fresh semen or vaginal secretions on the hand. Solo Masturbation With solo masturbation there is no fear of infection. Anything done solo is okay as long as someone else's infectious fluids are not present. Body Massage,...
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Hope for Finger Jockeys Everywhere

Dear Doctor Bob and Finger Jockeys Everywhere,I would like to begin my thanking Dr. Bob for setting me straight a few weeks back after a CDC phone counselor left me in a state of near panic by telling me that I should get tested after having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...report, hopefully now at least ignorance has been banished and enlightenment reigns supreme for all those who love to let their fingers do the walkin'.Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Recently divorced and want to be sure

Hi Dr.Frascino,I am recently divorced and I plan to be sexually active. This brought me to the website a few weeks ago and Ive been reading through your questions and answers. I love the way you make everyone feel at ease so I made an end of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other than common sense. Cover significant cuts with a Band-Aid and avoid potentially infected bodily fluids from coming into contact with open wounds.As for your question about documented cases of HIV from fondling, masturbating or similar... Read more »

Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the finger play, and a vaginal fluid coated nipple nosh, is essentially nonexistent. Even a "closet hypochondriac" can't contract HIV this... Read more »

sorry, but you do disagree with bob:

Bob:"Fingering, even with a small cut, is not considered risky."vs.Calvin:"not zero risk"
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...archives. I stated there could be an extremely low risk in the situation you're referring to. If a person comes in contact with vaginal fluids and there is a viable port of entry, then transmission may occur. Thanks and take care! Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...there is no proof that it can prevent the transmission of HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed closely by semen,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). If... Read more »
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FINGER with DEEP CUT, PLEASE HELP PEOPLE<

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...PEOPLE, I have been STRESSING out BIGTIME over the last month over a possible exposure in January (3rd to be exact). I cut my finger with glass the night before this incident and it resulted in a very deep cut. The cut stopped bleeding the... Read more »

Worried, please respond with opinions. Thanks

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...hand that were pretty much healed. A small cut that was almost fully scabbed as well. There's a chance a small amount of her vaginal secretions came into contact with them. Weeks later I experienced symptoms such as fever, mild sore throat,... Read more »

Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...had sex with a Russian prostitute in China about 70 days ago. 1) I had a cut on my finger and that came into contact with her vaginal fluids. The cut in my finger was not open or bleeding, at the time, but it was inside her and did really very... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid / Cut on Penis

Posted by Anonymous
...exposure involved frontage with unknown female of unknow status. No condom on penis, against bare backside. She may have used vaginal fluid as lubricant but i can't be sure as she was not facing me. There was no penetration at any time. I... Read more »